Memory care communities provide care to individuals diagnosed with cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.
Resident programs are designed to slow progression or alleviate symptoms associated with dementia, like agitation & aggression. Sensory stimulation, cognitive therapies, and physical and occupational therapies are generally included, as well as music & art which have been found to help reduce stress and anxiety.
Therapies are offered in a group setting allowing for greater supervision & fosters increased socialization. Memory care requires a larger staff-to-resident ratio & additional training, & the cost of these communities is usually higher than that of other living communities.
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